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The Starters

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.
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Location:

Atlanta, GA

Networks:

NBA Digital

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

Twitter:

@jeskeets

Language:

English


Episodes

The Drop - Pressing Questions

3/15/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the biggest questions and concerns about all 16 playoff teams. That, plus a 2018 NBA Draft redo, the most heartbreaking moments we've endured as fans, the best fast food desserts, anti-social media, stealing bowling balls, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:34:14

Thu. Mar. 14 - A New Look

3/14/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss DeMarcus Cousins bullying the Rockets, the Nuggets pulling Thomas from the rotation, and why you should never trust the Pistons. That, plus a new Meme Team, and 15-year NBA vet Kenyon Martin stops by to talk about dunking hard, his Nets' Finals teams, small hotels, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:58

Wed. Mar. 13 - Ambush!

3/13/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss James Dolan confidence in his Knicks landing elite talent this summer, his reasons for banning a fan, and Draymond Green signing with Klutch Sports. That, plus LeBron's All-NBA chances, recent trades that teams might regret, Joel Embiid's dog, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:40

Tue. Mar. 12 - Lifetime Ban

3/12/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Utah Jazz permanently banning the fan who got into it with Russell Westbrook last night, as well as the suspensions handed out to Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss for fighting. That, plus Lou Williams' Sixth Man of the Year chances, Kyrie Irving's latest apology, Kemba Walker's future in Charlotte, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:26:51

The Drop - Crossing The Line

3/12/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Russell Westbrook's heated verbal altercation with Jazz fans, Serge Ibaka choking the Cavs' Marquese Chriss, and Lou Williams passing Dell Curry for most total bench points in league history. That, plus the Suns' bright future, LeBron's anticlimactic first season in L.A., office songs, Batyote conspiracies, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:07:42

Mon. Mar. 11 - What The Kidd Did?

3/11/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors' latest drama (Kerr fed up with Draymond, Klay criticizing the fans, KD's ankle), Embiid returning to the Sixers, and JVG saying the Lakers should explore trading LeBron. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and Hall of Famer Jason Kidd swings by the studio to talk Giannis, coaching again, his rap career, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:27:16

The Drop - Thunder-Blazers + Angry Giannis

3/8/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the intense Thunder-Blazers game, Nurkic's ejection, angry Giannis, whether the Warriors look vulnerable, and LeBron's chance of catching Kareem. That, plus VC's announcement, emojis, the protein of the future, hacky sack, and Leigh attends a Mariah Carey concert. via Knit

Duration:01:27:08

Thu. Mar. 7 - King Into Fourth

3/7/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether LeBron passing Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list was a little anticlimactic, if Cousins is hurting the Warriors' defense, the odd Sixers-Bulls 'do-over,' and the Kings' playoff chances. That, plus a new Meme Team, Frank Jackson's mushroom haircut, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:20

Wed. Mar. 6 - Don't Doubtfire The Celtics

3/6/2019
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On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, "Mrs. Doubtfire" joins the show to discuss the Celtics' statement win over the Warriors, whether the Rockets can keep the No. 3 seed, and if Karl-Anthony Towns will make All-NBA. That, plus which team needs to clean house, which player would make the best nanny, the league's most surprising record, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:26:23

Tue. Mar. 5 - Lakers Get Clipped

3/5/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether missing the playoffs hurts LeBron's legacy, if the Lakers should shut him down for the rest of the season, and the franchise's chances of landing a marquee free agent this summer. That, plus Eric Bledsoe's contract extension, Bogut returning to the NBA, Wade swapping jerseys with Huerter, the Suns owning the Bucks, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:26:39

The Drop - Deactivated

3/5/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys eulogize the Los Angeles Lakers' season, debate whether LeBron should shut it down, and discuss Magic and Rob's offseason plans. That, plus the feisty Clippers, Silver's idea of replacing the All-Star Game with midseason tournaments, Eric Bledsoe's extension, Andrew Bogut returning to the Warriors, the Backstreet Boys, Leigh's Top 5 breads, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:24:40

Mon. Mar. 4 - Tell Me Why

3/4/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate why the Celtics are falling apart, Trae Young's questionable ejection, and Commissioner Silver's comments about replacing the All-Star Game with mini-tournaments. That, plus Greenberg joins us live from L.A. to discuss the Lakers' must-win game tonight, shutting down LeBron, and Walton's job security; and KD stars in a new Weekend Whoopsies. via Knit

Duration:00:26:24

The Drop - A Jazz Is Born

3/1/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Utah's impressive road win, how the Sixers look without Joel Embiid, the Magic's solid February, whether we should care about the Eastern Conf. playoff race, Giannis vs. Harden, and first-round matchups we'd like to see. That, plus the problems with "A Star Is Born," juicy fruits, autographs, Canadian rap, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:26:53

Thu. Feb. 28 - Inside The Athletes Studio

2/28/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys talk to Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez about his best online clips, going crazy on the court, his twin brother Brook, and more. That, plus Wade's wild game-winner, the Celtics' losing streak, AD reacting to LeBron's dagger, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:12

Wed. Feb. 27 - Joker Runs Wild

2/27/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Nuggets are the Warriors' biggest threat, the Raptors crushin' the lost Celtics, and the Knicks' winning streak! That, plus Siakam's Most Improved chances, what team you'd hate to be stuck in an elevator with, whether Westbrook overreacted to being touched by a kid sitting courtside, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:31

Tue. Feb. 26 - Hopes and Dreams

2/26/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls in regards to which Western Conference lottery team you'd most like to see make the playoffs, which bottom-dweller needs the No. 1 pick, and which team is most being slept-on. That, plus Harden's streak gets snapped, Cousins throws a shoe, Doc gives Dirk a tribute, Ice Trae's career-night, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:26:24

The Drop - The Wild & Weird West

2/26/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the two Western Conference teams you'd most like to see sneak into the playoffs, which team we're sleeping on more - the Blazers or Pistons, Harden's 30-point streak coming to an end, Cousins throwing a shoe, and Doc showing Dirk some love. That, plus beach hangs, wearing NBA jerseys in the workplace, Trey's Top 5 WWE Raw moments, movies in the park, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:15:50

Mon. Feb. 25 - No Sense Of Urgency

2/25/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron questioning the Lakers' experience and sense of urgency, the Harden-less Rockets beating the Warriors, and the Knicks finally ending their 18-game home skid. That, plus Jared Greenberg joins us live from New Orleans to talk AD and Embiid, and Ja Rule's DJ ain't always on time in Weekend Whoopsies. via Knit

Duration:00:26:20

The Drop - Bucks, Angry Rockets, Future Jerseys

2/22/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Bucks ugly win over the Celtics, the Lakers 19-point comeback, Harden and CP3's gripes about Scott Foster, and the NBA proposing to lower the draft age to 18. That, plus future jerseys, Lady Gaga's Oscars odds, sunscreen theory, flip phones, Zion's shoe, JD's iPad, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:35:13

Thu. Feb. 21 - Zion, AD, LeBron Activated

2/21/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA players urging Zion Williamson to shut it down after his bizarre injury, the Pelicans saying AD will play on Friday, and LeBron ramping up his intensity early for a playoff push. That, plus we hand out some NBA Movie Awards (Costume Design, Visual Effects, Best Picture), new Meme Team, and Photoshop fun with Leigh's Pick 'Em haircut. via Knit

Duration:00:25:17